|PCstats Newsletter Frequently Asked
1. Emailing us Computer
Everyone who runs a magazine or newspaper says this, but
it really is true. Due to the massive amount of email we receive every day we
cannot answer all of your technology and computer related questions. We do try
to get as many as we can though. If you have specific questions or concerns
about the PCstats Newsletter we encourage you to write in and let us
If we aren't able to answer your question in email,
keep an eye out for it in the PCstats newsletter.
2. Talkback and Community
If you feel like chatting with other members of the PCstats
community, you can go to the PCstats forums. The
forums are open to everyone, and getting larger every day!
3. Updating Email Addresses:
If you are changing email addresses, or would like to have the
PCstats Newsletter sent to a different email account than the one it is
currently sent to, it is possible to change your subscription details. However,
due to very strict anti-spam and opt-in policies we regret that we are unable to
change your email address for you.
To change your address is a very straightforward
process. Simply unsubscribe from you current address and then subscribe to the
newsletter at http://www.PCstats.com/newsletter.html with your updated information. PCstats does not use a
password (or account) based newsletter system, so there are no option areas
available for you to update your information per say. However, by unsubscribing
and then re-subscribing right away with the correct information you can ensure
you do not miss a single issue. With the updated information your copy of the
newsletter will then be sent to your preferred new email address.
4. Archives of the PCstats
Like all good things, you must be subscribed to the
PCstats newsletter in order to get it. There are no archived versions online,
and there are no plans to create web-accessible copies of past PCstats
newsletter issues. Unfortunately, this also means that if you miss an issue of
the PCstats newsletter you're out of luck. If you are using a spam filtering
program, please ensure you have entered newsletter@PCstats.com in your
friends list so that you never miss an issue.
5. Spam blocking and Email Filtering
Each and every issue of the PCstats newsletter is checked by Spam Assassin
to ensure your copy gets to you, and not your junk mail folder. From time
to time, problems with mailing sessions may generate false positives, which could
incorrectly cause Spam Assassin to label the PCstats newsletter as unsolicited commercial
email. If you notice that you have missed an issue, we encourage you
to check your bulk mail, or junk mail folder first to see if the anti-spam
filters have incorrectly sorted the PCstats Newsletter there.
Alternatively, if you use Vetomail, Spam Assassin,
Mailblocks, or any other form of spam filtering software we encourage you to
place the address newsletter@PCstats.com
on your friends list. This is the address the PCstats newsletter is mailed from,
and if you specifically tell your spam filtering software to allow email with
this address through, you should never miss an issue due to a false
6. Circulation Figures:
newsletter is mailed out to a couple hundred thousand people around the world
each week, and just to prove it, we decided long ago to actually list the number
of subscribers we have in every issue. If you look carefully, you'll notice
that the Circulation figures fluctuate from week to week… when was the
last time you noticed the population sign for your city or town
7. Newsletter Mailing
The Pcstats Newsletter is mailed out every Thursday,
except when we decide to mail it out on another day.
8. Contests and Prizes:
newsletter regularly holds contests for its subscribers where you can win
some cool computer gear. And even though most of us are probably more than a little
skeptical about "winning stuff of the internet." I can assure you PCstats does
actually give what we say we are giving away, away. You can see the list of past
and present winners here: http://www.PCstats.com/contestwinners.cfm
Unless otherwise noted, all contests are applicable
to US and Canadian residents only. I apologize to our international readers, but
shipping overseas is prohibitively expensive, and this is a free newsletter
9. Advertising Features from the PCstats
The PCstats Newsletter is a free service, but in order
to cover the expense of running the newsletter PCstats will from time to time
mail out special advertisement features. In fact, you may be surprised to know
that just to mail out the approximately 12,500,000 copies of the PCstats Newsletter in one
year costs over ten thousand dollars!
We do our best to ensure that
these advertisements are relevant to our technology theme, and useful to you. If you
are receiving advertisements from the PCstats newsletter it is only because you
you decide to unsubscribe for whatever reason, you may do so by clicking the link
at the base of any newsletter where unsubscribe instructions
are detailed. Advertisements are only ever sent from the PCstats Newsletter, so if
you decide to unsubscribe through the link at the base of a special
advertising feature you will be unsubscribing yourself from the PCstats newsletter. There is only one list, so it is not possible to unsubscribe selectively.
10. HTML vs. Text Only
At the moment the PCstats newsletter is only offered in
HTML format. Considering the amount of information we pack into each weeks
issue, we feel that a full HTML newsletter that is easy to navigate through, and
has a few pictures, is preferable for everyone's sake to a couple hundred lines
of black and white text.
If you are worried about running out of space in
your email inbox, you can always save the newsletter to an html file and store
it elsewhere on your computer.
you decide to unsubscribe from the PCstats newsletter, you may do so at any time
by clicking the unsubscribe link at the base of the newsletter email.
This unsubscribe link is included in every single mailing, and will remove you
from our mailing list.
Made a mistake
and unsubscribed did you? Well rest assured we don't hold grudges! To subscribe
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later to confirm your subscription has been processed. Remember, if you use Spam
filtering software, this a good time to add newsletter@PCstats.com to your
13. About the PCstats
The PCstats Newsletter compliments PCstats.com, a
leading technology review website which is based in North America. The
newsletter is written each week by Max Page, Editor of PCstats.com, with
contributing columns by several highly acclaimed writers.
Long ago, we realized that not everyone has the
time to go looking for good reviews and guides on a daily basis, so the PCstats
newsletter takes the best of PCstats.com and condenses it into one weekly
information packed email. Now instead of spending time looking through the web,
you can sit back and wait for the PCstats Newsletter to come to you!
In addition to providing a synopsis of the latest
hardware reviews on PCstats.com, the newsletter packs in extra treats not found
anywhere else on the web. The Weekly Tech Tips and Industry Insights keep you
abrest of the latest in technology, and how to improve on what you already have.
Other columns offer guidance and help from experts in computers.
14. Newsletter Technology:
PCstats newsletter uses the Lyris ListManager 7 system to manage and mail out
each weeks issue to several hundred thousand subscribers in a matter of hours,
around the world.
you would like to read the full document, please follow this link. http://www.pcstats.com/contests/privacypolicy.htm
16. CAN-SPAM act:
newsletter complies with the provisions outlined by the CAN-spam act of 2004. If
you have any questions, you may contact us by writing to the address listed at
the base of every issue. Please include a printed copy of the newsletter with